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Asunción Molinos Gordo

Aranda del Duero, Spain. 1979

In her practice, Molinos Gordo questions the categories that define “innovation” in mainstream discourses today, exploring the different forms of dominance in the intellectual enquire from the urban to the rural.

She employs installation, photography, video, sound and other media to examine the rural realm driven by a strong desire to understand the value and complexity of its cultural production, as well as the burdens that keeps it invisible and marginalized, often disregarded as folkloric or mythological.

The main focus of her work is contemporary peasantry. Her understating of the figure of the small or medium farmer is not merely as food producer but as cultural agent, responsible for both perpetuating traditional knowledge and for generating new expertise to meet current challenges. She has produced work reflecting on land usage, nomad architecture, farmers’ strikes, bureaucracy on territory, transformation of rural labor, biotechnology and global food trade.

Asunción won the Sharjah Biennial Prize 2015 with her project WAM (World Agriculture Museum). Her work has been exhibited at venues including MUSAC (León), CA2M (Madrid), CAB (Burgos), Matadero (Madrid), La Casa Encendida (Madrid) Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Art (Bristol), The Townhouse Gallery (Cairo); Tranzit (Prague), ART BASEL (Miami), Cappadox Festival (Uchisar-Turkey), The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki), Museo Carrillo Gil (Mexico) among others.

The artist has taken part in residency programs and projects at the Delfina Foundation (London, UK) or INLAND (Spain). Her work is present in international collections such as Darat Al Funun, Ammán, Jordania and Francesca Thyssen’s TBA21, Viena, Austria.

Molinos obtained her B.F.A. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she also pursued her Master in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice. She is currently studying Cultural and Social Anthropology at UNED. Molinos Gordo is currently represented by Travesia Cuatro gallery.

She lives and works between Egypt, Oman and Spain.

Buy the rumor, sell the news
2014. Neón. 26 x 75 cm.
Untitled (modelo matemático)
2014. 3D print made of PLA. Variable dimensions.
El Falah
2014. Arabic calligraphy exercise on paper. 26 pieces of 33 x 24 cm
El Falah
2014. Arabic calligraphy exercise on paper. 26 pieces of 33 x 24 cm.
Untitled (Hand-painted wood bulk-carrier ship)
2014. Hand-painted wood bulk-carrier ship. 60 x 10 x 11 cm.
Lake Burullus
2017. Fish head and tail belonging to the trays used commonly by egyptian elites in the 1950s, to serve the fish’s body ready to eat. 90 x 20 x 3 cm.
Cultivando Desierto (Farming the desert)
Profile of Debt
2017. Comb profilometer coated in 24k gold, 3 microns. 8 x 13 x 2cm
A Mayúscula, b minúscula
Untitled (montón de polvo)
2014. Digital photograph on paper. 120 x 85 cm
Untitled (montón de grano)
2014. Digital photograph on paper. 120 x 85 cm


The Zapopan Museum of Art (MAZ) will open the solo exhibition Hunger, A Man-Made Object by Asunción Molinos Gordo. The exhibition will open on November 30, 2017.


Travesía Cuatro participate in Frieze NY, May 4-7. Artists: Elena del Rivero, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jose Dávila, Alexandre Estrela, Milena Muzquiz, Asunción Molinos Gordo and Mateo López.


Asunción Molinos Gordo will participate in the residency program of Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam (Netherlands), participating in The Farmer in the City, a project curated by Christiaan Bastiaans. From the 6th of February until the 16th of March, 2017.